Higgins, Niko

Higgins, Niko

Niko Higgins
PhD, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
MPhil, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
MA, Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
BA, Music, Wesleyan University


Profile:
Niko wants students to learn about the world through sound. He is an ethnomusicologist and saxophonist who is fascinated by the many ways that listening is a form of knowing.
Courses Taught:
Music of India
Recent Publications:
“‘Be True to Yourself’: Violin Ganesh, Fusion, and Contradictions in Contemporary Urban India” in Popular Music in India: Dancing with the Elephant edited by G. Booth and B. Shope. Oxford Univeristy Press, 2013.)
“In Search of Compatible Virtuosities: Floating Point and Fusion in India” (Forthcoming in Jazz Worlds/World Jazz edited by P. Bohlman and G. Plastino. To be released in early 2014.)
Email:
higginsn@newschool.edu

Research Interests:
Indian Fusion
South Indian classical music
Sound Studies
Jazz
Professional Affiliations:
SEM, Society for Ethnomusicology
AAA, Association of American Anthropology
Awards and Honors:
Fulbright Hayes Dissertation Research Fellowship
Fulbright IIE



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